State law requires that at least one Saturday in each election cycle be designated for advance voting.
Advance voting began Oct. 15and the turnout has been steady every day, according to county Elections Supervisor Becky Deese. She said the turnout was averaging more than 800 voters per day.
“It’s unusual to see such a steady flow when so many people are voting,” Deese said. “The waiting time has ranged from five to 15 minutes.”
She said the busiest times have been when the office first opens at 8:30 a.m. and at noon, when many people come to vote on their lunch hours. She suggested people might want to come at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m., the slowest times during the day.
Through Thursday, 8,072 voters had cast ballots, with 7,240 in the office and another 832 by mail. That represents about 13.6 percent of the 59,302 registered voters in the county.
On Thursday, 864 voters cast ballots in the county office. Wednesday set a record for single-day voting, with 901 casting ballots.
Next week, Monday through Friday, will be the final advance voting week. Voting hours will be extended at the Carrollton office, at 423 College Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A second voting site will also be open next week at the Powell Park Arts Center, 524 Leslie Drive, Villa Rica, during the same hours.
No voting will be held on Monday, Nov. 5. Voters on election day, Nov. 6, must vote at their assigned precincts. Information on voter precincts locations is available online at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.